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Cultural Events
Attend a seminar on setting up your banking account or learn Ballroom Dance. Try a yoga session or enjoy a major concert featuring a world-renowned performer. Celebrate cultural diversity during the University’s two-month-long Carnevale celebration. Your academic pursuits and life experience at Northeastern will be enriched and shaped by the activities you choose, the clubs you join, and the life-long friends you make at Northeastern. So get involved. Contribute. Experience. And enjoy!



Complete CARNEVALE 2015 program Booklet

Yalla, Let’s Cook Habibi!
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 405 Ell Hall - ISSI
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to make a shawarma but thought it was too hard? The NU Lebanese Society will be giving a step by step tutorial on how to make two famous Lebanese dishes: tabbouli and which are easy and tasty! Join us for some cooking fun!

Friday, February 20, 2015, LOCATION UPDATE: Fenway Center
4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This event will be a night of infused Saudi Arabian culture showcasing all different cultures within the borders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the North, East, West, South, and Center.
This event is open to all.

Friday, February 20, 2015, 405 Ell Hall - ISSI
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join us in viewing the photographs submitted to Photo Voice.
This event is open to all.

One Night, One World
Saturday, February 21, 2015, Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall
7:00 p.m.

Come watch your fellow huskies as they work the catwalk donned in cultural garb from the far reaches of the globe. Contemporary and traditional designs are sure to dazzle as they take you on a journey that will leave you captivated by cultural couture.
Tickets are available through MyNEU

Monday, February 23, 2015, 405 Ell Hall – ISSI
6:30 p.m.. – 8:00 p.m.

ISSI invites you to come sample tantalizing treats from around the world at this sweet soirée. Indulge in desserts ranging from Italy’s mouthwatering cannoli to Turkey’s finest baklava. Bon appétit!
REGISTRATION IS FULL, if you would like to be on a waiting list, please email us by CLICKING HERE

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 405 Ell Hall - ISSI
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Noodles are enjoyed across countless cultures in our world - and can vary tremendously depending upon where you’re eating them. Between the noodle itself, the style in which it is cooked and served, and the origins of such recipes, there is plenty to learn and appreciate from this delicious cuisine. Join the ISSI as we explore various noodle dishes while discussing their tasty differences and reflecting upon the rich and unique history behind each one!
REGISTRATION IS FULL. If you would like to be on a waiting list, please email us by CLICKING HERE

Monday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 4
7:30pm-12:00am (both nights)
Cabot Cages

Whether you call it soccer or football, get your game face on and kickoff this year’s Andrés Alarcón Soccer Tournament! Come watch as teams compete for this coveted title and a personalized plaque on the ISSI’s championship trophy. Only one team will emerge victorious; do you have what it takes?

Andrés Alarcón was a dedicated student at Northeastern and an enthusiastic member of the ISSI. He was very active on campus and, unfortunately, left this world all too early. He was an avid soccer fan, so in his honor this tournament is named.

CAPTAIN REGISTRATION RULES for those of you who want to form a team:
1. Each team will have a minimum of 6 players
2. Each team will have at least one female player (co-ed)
3. Each team member has to be a current NU undergraduate or graduate student
4. Follow all intramural rules (There will be a page with all the rules, for those of you who are unfamiliar with them.)
5. Register online

After registering as captain, you will receive an email with a link to register the entire team. Please have that form completed by THURSDAY 2/26

Sunday, March 15th, Blackman Auditorium
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Join the members of Sanskriti, Northeastern’s Indian Graduate Student Association, and the ISSI in bringing India’s vibrant history to life before your eyes. The unique customs and values from within India’s beautifully diverse regions will be expressed through an array of imaginative and energetic talent. A brilliant display of fashion, local customs, and dance will follow.

Ticketing information will be updated in early March.

World ‘Round Ticket
ISSI Lounge, 405 Ell Hall
Thursday, March 19th 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

World ‘Round Ticket will provide an opportunity to showcase the unique cultures of the region of Southeast Asia. Guests will present aspects of cultural relevance to the region, country or community of people. By highlighting artisan culture, a broader context for culturally relevant beliefs, ideals and celebrations will be shared. Participants can enjoy food, create artwork and share in the discussion of these wonderful locales. Co-sponsored by, the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion and the ISSI.

REGISTRATION IS FULL. If you would like to be on a waiting list, please email us by CLICKING HERE

Masks in Motion featuring Lady of the Rings (a performance and workshop)
Friday, March 27, 2015, Curry Student Center Ballroom
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In this workshop session, characteristics and stock characters are explained. Students participate in mimicking the positions, the walk and gestures of famous Commedia characters. They learn about masks and experiment with the characters’ moves. This session includes a presentation, a performance with Renaissonics and a workshop with audience participation will follow. Co-sponsored by the ISSI, World Languages Center and the Italian Culture Society.
This event is open to all.

You can find all these events and more on our monthly ISSI Newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, click here